Experiencing God is my life message. It describes the way I have always understood and walked with God. I had shared these truths in many places before writing the book. People repeatedly asked, “Have you ever written down the material you are teaching? God’s people need to hear these truths.” I eventually put that material into the book Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God. Since its release in 1990, God has used the study to change millions of lives and thousands of churches around the world. Ten years after its release, more than three million copies of the workbook had been distributed. The workbook has now been published in 47 languages and has been used in almost every denomination. I am amazed that God, in His mercy and grace, used such a modest work by ordinary people!
I have been overwhelmed by the response to Experiencing God. So many lives have been radically changed: inmates, military personnel, lawyers, judges, CEOs, professional athletes, politicians, parents. The study has transformed thousands of churches, high schools, colleges, and seminaries. Because of this study, countless of people are now serving as missionaries, pastors, evangelists, and faithful servants. Only heaven truly knows all the ways God has used Experiencing God to impact the world.
Experiencing God Curriculum
The Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God Bible study is the classic, best-selling, 13 week study. The following resources can be used as part of that study.
This revised and expanded edition of the classic best-selling course guides learners to experience the kind of relationship with God through which they come to know and do His will. Through examination of biblical and contemporary illustrations, participants will understand and apply seven realities of experiencing God. Churches will be helped to better function as the body of Christ as members understand how to experience God as a church. (13 sessions).
This revised leader guide contains administrative helps to facilitate a study of Experiencing God Revised using the Member Book and tools in the Leader Kit. It includes step-by-step guidance for an introductory session and twelve small-group sessions corresponding to the units in the member book. Each session’s plans also include insights that will help leaders respond to questions that may arise.
This Leader Kit includes one Member Book, one Leader Guide, one B&H Group paperback book, 5 DVDs with twelve 30-minute messages and bonus features, and one CD-ROM for leaders, with additional leader helps for promoting the study and conducting an Experiencing God Weekend or churchwide spiritual growth emphasis.
Experiencing God Revised Audio CDs
Six CDs with twelve 30-minute audio messages taken from the DVDs.
Seven Realities for Experiencing God examines seven scriptural realities—those Moses experienced in Exodus 3—that teach believers how to develop an obedient love relationship with God. This eight-session study overviews the seven realities and then, session by session, explores truths like “God is always at work around you” to introduce a biblical pattern by which God reveals His will so that believers can join His activity in the world. Small-group friendly, it contains content that can be consumed daily in a manageable amount of time.
Young Adult/College Curriculum
The popular collegiate/young adult edition of Experiencing God, this interactive study invites young adults to join God in His work. It focuses on the application of the Kingdom Principles, as set forth in Experiencing God, and how these principles apply to young adult life issues.
Experiencing God – Youth Edition is 9 session Bible study for students in grades 7-12 and was adapted from the best-selling adult study.
This interactive resource helps kids (1st thru 6th graders) gain an understanding of how they can know and do God’s will throughout their life experiences.